Why the emu cannot fly

Australia, 1974

Film
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Episode of Series “Aboriginal legends”.
This film is illustrated by drawings of an Aboriginal legend from the book “Djugurba: tales from the Spirit Time” and tells how the emu’s vanity about his beautiful wings brings about his downfall.

Credits

producer

Ken J. Widdowson

production company

Educational Media Australia

Australian National University

Language

English

Duration

00:02:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38041

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Adaptations

Animals & Wildlife → Emus

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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